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message 1: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10121 comments Mod
Please read the rules for nominating BEFORE you create your post!! And Check our bookshelves to be sure you are not nominating something we have already read as a group!

We will have two catagories this month:
Cat1- Regular Fiction/Non-Fiction
Cat2- War Theme


Only ONE nomination per person.
If you nominate a book for catagory 1, you CANNOT nominate a book for catagory 2, and visa versa.

Please be sure to post the title, author, and the catagory it belongs to.

If your post does not have those three things, it will not be counted.

Are you ready?

I will accept nominations through Wednesday evening. If we get tons of nominations, I may pull the plug on it a little early, so get them in as soon as you can!

Once I close nominations I will create the polls and let you know when it is time to vote!

Hit us with your best noms!


message 2: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 617 comments Category 2
Title: Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War
Author: Karl Marlantes

Description:
The novel is set during the winter monsoon season of 1968-69 on and around a fire support base called Matterhorn, located in the mountains of the remote north-western corner of Quang-Tri Province. The protagonist, a young and ambitious Marine lieutenant, wants to command a company to further his civilian political ambitions. Two people stand in his way. The first is a well-loved, combat-weary lieutenant of his own age, who desperately wants out of the bush, but who does not want to leave his Marines with an inexperienced and overly ambitious officer. The second is an angry young leader of the company s radical blacks, who has all the political skill, savvy, and ambition of the protagonist. As the protagonist experiences the costs of combat, he sees the terrible results of his ambition and starts to change, learning that compassion and heart are more important than ambition and skill.


message 3: by Suzanne (last edited Oct 16, 2010 04:52PM) (new)

Suzanne (bellamy22) | 610 comments Cat1-'Handling The Undead' John Ajvide Lindqvist
(he wrote 'Let The Right One In')


message 4: by Leslie T. (new)

Leslie T. (lat0403) | 69 comments Category 1 - The Collector by John Fowles


message 6: by Carol (new)

Carol Cat2. The Guns of August-Barbara W. Tuchman


message 7: by Lahni (new)


message 8: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Tipescu Cat 2 - Catch-22 by Joseph Heller


message 9: by Emily (new)

Emily  O (readingwhilefemale) | 140 comments Cat 1: The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt


message 10: by Carol (new)

Carol Emily wrote: "Cat 1: The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt"

That is a monster of a book. I liked it.


message 12: by Dionisia (new)

Dionisia (therabidreader) | 332 comments Cat 2: Company K by William March


message 13: by Katrina (last edited Oct 17, 2010 10:26AM) (new)

Katrina | 65 comments I changed my mind...I actually want,

Cat 2: Castle Keep by William Eastlake

the first one I had was good but this is better:


message 15: by Marcia (last edited Oct 17, 2010 12:09PM) (new)


message 16: by Myrthe (new)

Myrthe Chorfi Cat 2: Charlotte Gray by Sebastian Faulks or
his books about WO I


message 17: by Angela (new)

Angela Sellers The Lotus Eaters
It's a book about an American photographer during the Vietnam War.


message 19: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10121 comments Mod
Kristi, this was already a group read. Please nominate something else.


message 21: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Category 2: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Kahled Hosseini.

Everyone I know who has read this book loves it. Right now I am reading The Kite Runner (which he also wrote), and it is fabulous. Supposedly A Thousand Splendid Suns is even better.

Description: A Thousand Splendid Suns is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan's last thirty years, from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to post-Taliban rebuilding, that puts the violence, fear, hope and faith of this country in intimate, human terms. It is a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives, the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness, are inextricable from the history playing out around them.
Propelled by the same storytelling instinct that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once a remarkable chronicle of three decades of Afghan history and a deeply moving account of family and friendship. It is a striking, heartwrenching novel of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love. A stunning accomplishment.


message 23: by Regan (new)

Regan | 19 comments category 1
Fury by Rushdie

Such a powerful book.


message 24: by Westiemom (new)

Westiemom | 35 comments category 1
One day by David Nicholls


message 25: by Emily (new)

Emily  O (readingwhilefemale) | 140 comments Kitty wrote: That is a monster of a book. I liked it."

It's been on my To-Read for awhile now. It sounds amazing.


message 26: by Alethea (new)

Alethea (Al10) | 2 comments Cat 2 - Charlotte Gray by Sebastian Faulks


message 27: by Mary (new)

Mary (attorneymom) Category 2 ~ The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien


message 28: by Alaina (new)

Alaina cat 2 - Tree of Smoke by Dennis Johnson


message 29: by Jesi (new)

Jesi (pwnedkitten) This one could actually fit either category, at least in my book, but I'm going to list it as category 2. If it's not acceptable enough as a war book, please place it in category 1?

Starship: Mutiny (Starship, Book 1) by Mike Resnick


message 30: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10121 comments Mod
Jesi, I think I will place it into the Cat 1 - since it's the sci fi kinda war.


message 31: by Jesi (new)

Jesi (pwnedkitten) Sounds good. :)


message 32: by Catie (new)

Catie (nematome) Category 1 - Blindness by Jose Saramago


message 33: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10121 comments Mod
Catie, Blindness was already a group read here at TNBBC. Please choose another novel.


message 34: by Catie (new)

Catie (nematome) Woops! I'll have to go over all of the older ones first. Thanks!


message 35: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10121 comments Mod
No prob! I can't fault you for your choice though, that is an excellent novel!!!!


message 36: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10121 comments Mod
Oh Crap! I ran out of time and never closed the nominations or posted the polls. Shoot! My next day off is Saturday... Keep the noms coming till then and I promise to get them up on time then :)


message 37: by Lahni (new)

Lahni | 290 comments Lori - You may be Super Mod but you are still only human. ;)


message 38: by Nance (new)

Nance (nabpurple12) Category 2 - The Cellist of Sarajevo
by Steven Galloway

The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway


message 39: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10121 comments Mod
I know! I am taking on too much at the moment, methinks! I am falling behind on events I had lined up for my blog too! Ekkk!


message 40: by Efe (new)

Efe | 181 comments Somebody Knows my Name - Lawrence Hill
Category 1


message 41: by Lahni (new)

Lahni | 290 comments Can I change my nomination from Cat 1 Deliverance by James Dickey to Cat 1 The Color Purple by Alice Walker?


message 43: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10121 comments Mod
Sure thing Lahni.


message 44: by Lori, Super Mod (last edited Oct 22, 2010 03:46PM) (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10121 comments Mod
I'm going to tally these suckers up and attempt to get started on the polls..... Phew!


Cat 1
Handling The Undead - John Ajvide Lindqvist
The Collector - John Fowles
The Children's Book - A.S. Byatt
The Cookbook Collector - Allegra Goodman
The Birth House - Ami McKay
The Weight of Silence - Heather Gudenkauf
Fury - Salman Rushdie
One Day - David Nicholls
Starship: Mutiny (Starship, Book 1) - Mike Resnick
Someone Knows my Name - Lawrence Hill
The Color Purple - Alice Walker


Cat2
Matterhorn - Karl Marlantes
Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut
The Guns of August - Barbara W. Tuchman
Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
The Power of One - Bryce Courtenay
Company K - William March
Castle Keep - William Eastlake
Charlotte Gray - Sebastian Faulk
A Thousand Splendid Suns - Kahled Hosseini
Color of the Sea - John Hamamura
The Things They Carried - Tim O'Brien
Tree of Smoke - Dennis Johnson
The Cellist of Sarajevo - Steven Galloway
A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway

I am going to try to get these polls up tonite so voting can start... as it's getting late into the month already.


message 45: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Just so you know, the Lawrence Hill book in Category 1 is actually called "Someone Knows My Name".
Someone Knows My Name


message 46: by Carol (new)

Carol Amanda wrote: "Just so you know, the Lawrence Hill book in Category 1 is actually called "Someone Knows My Name".
Someone Knows My Name"


Which was a good book by the way.


message 47: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10121 comments Mod
See where cutting and pasting gets me??
Thanks so much Amanda!


message 48: by Amanda (new)

Amanda No problem, I was just getting a head start on looking up some of the books and didn't find it as "Somebody", so figured it be better to fix it before the poll was made.


message 49: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10121 comments Mod
Ok, nominations are closed. POLLS are open!

Go vote!

they will close on the 26th at midnight so get em in early!


message 50: by Candiss (new)

Candiss (tantara) Lori, there was some sort of code weirdness with the second poll. "Tree of Smoke" and "The Cellist of Sarajevo" share one button/vote option.


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